In my life I've only heard TWO albums that I could spend time studying or working to. I don't mean that these two have been the only ones I could ever bear to hear the sound of. Instead, I'm saying that they seem to really boost me up and increase my productivity in a way others cannot.
They're both soundtracks. One is James Horner's OST to the film called 'A Beautiful Mind', while the other is an album composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson for 'The Theory of Everything'.
It's funny, but there's just something about these that makes me feel like I'm about to make some amazing, ground-breaking scientific discovery or something. I understand that both of the pictures these albums appear in are science-related, but what IS it about the music that makes it sound so sciency? Is this a particular sub-genre of music, and if so, what are its characteristics?